Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm Back

I know I have been silent for a few weeks now-and I really let all of August go by without much blogging about the family! Time this summer has just gotten away from me; and I wish I could slow it down to the pace January usually takes.

Anyways, things have been crazy around here.

We had our 6th wedding anniversary in May, then a ton of Birthdays in June, my work got super buy in July, and then August ushered in birthdays, vacations, and general fun chaos.

Two weeks ago we went on vacation to Bear Den campground off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville, NC (and super close to where I grew up). It was a BLAST camping with the boys. We had a "camping cabin" which was like a tool shed with beds and electricity; next time we go I will have to remember the electricity and bring the coffee maker, instead of having to drink instant. But in a way, that was super fun, because each morning Bill surprised me with a super awesome cup of hot coffee.

Trust me, there s nothing like sitting around a campfire, drinking coffee, and enjoying the sunrise over the mountains. It made me miss the mountains a bit, which was something I thought I'd never say when I got out of there as fast as I could 11 years ago.

Lots of other awesome things are going on, but for the sake of keeping it short, I will just leave you with a photo from out camping trip:


This is at Linville Falls; the kids were awesome troopers and hiked everywhere in the mountains with us.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sometimes, We Just Hang Out

After church we went to the art museum! It was pretty fun, though to be honest, I don't know why they built the new building, just to have the old one stand empty. It is a lovely building, but it just seems a waste to have an empty building there, that was serving just as well for displaying everything.

I must say, the museum feels super duper fancy now-I actually was glad we looked nice from church, because otherwise I would have felt funny walking around the fancy building in jean shorts and flip flops-my usual lazy day attire.

I found out there are some GREAT trails for the kids to enjoy once the weather finally cools off, and I am super excited to hit those up with everyone; it would be a great group playdate place, too.

Now that I have a great group of moms around, I need to get everyone together for a group playdate so they can all meet. Perhaps this fall the cool weather will get me motivated to plan something for everyone.

In the meantime, I am hot. And tired. And really ready for fall.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Not Feeling Well

Oh goodness; where did July go? I have been so very busy lately that time has just slipped by and somehow I am still behind on everything.

Like, I need to get to the library today before I own a bunch of dimes. And I need to mail baptism gifts for my nephews. And I need to play catch up on my never ending pile of things at work.

Oh sigh.

And on top of it, I'm not feeling so hot. Simply put, I am just tired and feel run down and since it looks like all the kids are developing colds, I have a feeling I'll be sick here soon, too.

I really just want to crawl into bed and go to sleep. Or read a good book. Hmmm. I guess it is a good thing I need to go to the library. Nothing like feeding procrastination with a book....